Thursday, July 21, 2011

Carmageddon Commemoration part 2: lemon sables and oatmeal cookies

After dinner at Sunnin, we all headed back to Westwood and reconvened at my apartment for wine and dessert.  On Friday night I had prepared two types of cookie dough: lemon sables (Amanda Hesser's recipe, which another blogger has written about here) and oatmeal cookies (a tried-and-true recipe from Andrew).  I went ahead and baked the lemon sables on Friday, given that their flavor apparently improves after a couple days.  Although Meyer lemons would certainly have been better, regular lemons worked well enough; I added an undefined amount of extra lemon zest to compensate.

No pictures of the oatmeal cookies, sadly.  Those were baked during the gathering on Saturday night, since I think they're particularly good when warm.  All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate Carmageddon than with cookies, wine, music, and new friends.


Notes for next time: As of Monday July 18, I can confirm that the sables do indeed improve after a couple days.  I suppose planning ahead would help ensure that these cookies are served at their best.